In a letter to The Times, everyone’s second favourite diabetes charity writes about the NHS reforms in England and Wales. They say:
“The reforms will place Â£80 billion of the NHS budget into the hands of GPs, but plans to make GP consortia accountable to the public are far too weak.
The plans will allow local authorities to replace existing democratically elected overview and scrutiny committees with their own systems. Given the unprecedented devolution of power, we urge the Government to amend the Bill and insist on a strong independent scrutiny function led by democratically elected representatives.”
So what do we all think of said reforms?